Le Château de Leychoisier
1 Route de Leychoisier, Bonnac La Cote, 87270, FranceView on map
Why stay here ...
This peaceful all touring site is set in the grounds of a chateau and is used mainly as an overnight stop due to its proximity to the motorway.
There is a small heated pool, bar and restaurant open in high season and the sanitation facilities are old and basic, housed in a listed stone building, so a little cramped.
The pitches are large, grassy and on a slight slope and there is a lot of shade with large mature trees separating the pitches. You may need longer cables for some pitches and the water and electric points can be a little difficult to reach sometimes.
The chateau grounds contain a lake and pleasant woodland trails and at quieter moments guests may spot the deer in their parkland. The surrounding area has has some excellent cycling routes. Limoges is 12km away and visitors can discover its lovely historical 17th century architecture in the Cour du Temple and its famous porcelain at the National Porcelain Museum.
Around and About
Limoges, Oradour-sur-Glane, Medieval Villages, Parc Naturel Régional Périgord Limousin, Porcelain factories, Horse riding, Golf, Fishing, Watersports.
- Nouvelle Aquitaine
- Distance to Calais: (kms)
- Lat 45.93297 / Lon 1.28998
- Michelin map no.
- Nearest port: St Malo (471 kms)
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We stayed here for 2 nights late June 2022. There was no greeting, or welcome just a grumpy Monsieur at reception desk! We were looking forward to a drink in the bar and meal in the restaurant after a long journey but was curtly told that both bar and restaurant were closed…why ? I enquired…and grumpily told not enough customers on site!…. There seemed to be quite a few caravans and mobile homes to me! No shop and pool also closed… really disappointing for late June but as it had been raining understand pool closure. The pitches were awful….. sloping several ways and very very muddy…. Difficult to access as mature trees on either edges and narrow access lanes. Due to rain all were super muddy….motor movers wouldn’t work due to wet muddy wheels so had to try and push/pull caravan manually … and car got stuck in mud. In fact the trees on site are so thick and dense I doubt the pitches ever dry out….. The taps were in a concrete block of 6 , so low you couldn’t even put watering can under to fill…ridiculous! Dreadful shower block and toilet block, not fit for purpose. Would have left after first night had our next site been able to accommodate us early but had to endure a second night. Don’t visit! I can’t believe this is a Castels site…we have been visiting Castels sites for 25 years plus and no way does this site live up to the Castels good name. Really disappointed!
Comment from the Club:
Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and we are sorry that you were disappointed with your stay. Our contractor has been in touch to advise Leychoisier campsite is set in the grounds of a magnificent medieval chateau. It is a fabulous setting for a one or two night stay as you can walk around the beautiful grounds and see the deer in their enclosure.The pitches are large and grassy located under mature trees, great when it's hot but can get a little muddy in bad weather. The hook up and water points are a little old fashioned, as are the sanitary facilities, but these are kept clean. The restaurant is in the same traditional stone buildings as the sanitary facilities at the front of the site by reception and bar, next to the small swimming pool. They last visited this campsite in May 2023 and feel that this site (with its basic facilities) has a wonderful setting, and is great for a short stopover (please note - not all are available in low season).
We (my wife and I) had been looking forward to this holiday for so long. We approached the site along a narrow single track drive up to a small reception area opposite the toilet block and were greeted by we now now as a helpful English lady and we now know as the Château and site owner, we were told where our pitch was. We paid for a “super pitch with electricity “ perhaps we were expecting too much as the pitch size was about the same size as our uk club sites ie car caravan and awning side by side.the pitch was a dry mud bowl with no grass due to the extreme heat and no evidence of watering anywhere, in fact our “ tap “ was a row of about 6 taps mounted in a row about 10” from the floor ! No doubt fitted by the seven dwarfs. One of the taps was being used by our next door neighbour as his was blocked up and covered by cherry stones etc. The site is nice enough in one respect rows of short tree lined avenues to help shield you from the blistering heat ( even at the end of the season in September.) The toilets were two rows of cubicles gents opposite the ladies with the wash basins around the corner opposite the showers ? The showers whilst hot and on demand for as long as you want were sadly dated as the whole site seemed to be with no apparent regular maintenance yet the owner seems to float around in case you needed him ? It reminded me of the scenario of Carry on Camping as if I was stuck in a time warp ? The final crunch came with the internet !! 3 euros for 1 hour ? Or 6 euros for 24 hours ??? But due to them not having any more 24 hr cards left we were forced to buy a couple of those or go without! Would we go back ? Never ! It’s probably ok as a one night stopover because there did seem a lot of ins and outs. I suppose as a short term base it is ok but get your act together Castles , it has a nice pool area for children but that is about it or an old children’s area that probably constructed in the 60’s. I don’t like to moan but if anybody has ever stopped at the club site in Ludlow wow ! That is 5 star luxury , I can’t wait to go back ! Just do you research and find another site , but not in this group if this is anything to go by Ps as I was typing this the helpful British lady that “ runs “ the site gave me a code to put in for the wi fi thank you Tracy There was a guy that checked out today that was a travel writer whose article will be published in January, I wish I could read that ?
Reply from the Site:
The SP site with the Club is a special pitch which means it has drainage and water and the pitches are all 150-200 m2 on the site. We had a drought last summer and there was a water ban so we do apologise for the dusty pitches but it was out of our hands. The wifi problem was due to our supplier and we did issue free codes, and the maintenance problems are sorted when we are made aware of them.
We are not a modern site and the toilet/shower block is in a classified building that we are not allowed to destroy or build a new one.